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98 Degrees movie would be very fun: Jeff Timmons

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) American singer Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees is not sure about a movie on the Grammy-nominated vocal harmonising group, but he feels that if it is ever made then it will be very fun. Be it fiction or documentation of their meteoric rise and personal lives, pop groups like the Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls and One Direction have at least one movie each. But ...

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All-India truck, bus strike paralyses transportation

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Over 90 lakh trucks and around 50 lakh buses, tempos and tourist vehicles went off the roads on Friday as their owners began an indefinite strike to press for their various demands, including reduction in diesel prices, an official said here on Friday. The strike response is very good... all economic activities like movement of goods and people are virtually paraly...

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Equity indices in green as government seen winning trust vote

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a positive note on Friday afternoon riding on the Central government's confidence of winning the trust vote in Parliament, analysts said. According to market analysts, capital goods and IT stocks witnessed healthy buying activity so far in the day. However, depreciation in the Indian rupee limited the gains on the ind...

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Inclusive India exists; people trolling with narrow thoughts a negligible minority: Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, whose forthcoming film Mulk -- about the plight of a Muslim family accused of treason -- has had online trolls slamming him for being anti-Hindu, says the idea of inclusive India is very much secure and the people who are trying to ruin the country's communal harmony are really small in number. The concept of original India is still breathi...

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Ajay-Atul create music for 'Panipat'

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) National Award-winning music director duo Ajay-Atul, whose music for Dhadak has turned out to be hit, are creating tunes for Ashutosh Gowariker's directorial Panipat. Gowariker on Thursday took to Twitter, where he shared a string of photographs of himself with the musical duo. Food, conversations and music are in the air! Creation of the songs has begun ...

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With Spanish help, Delhi club has big plans for Indian football

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India's track record in football is a long, sorry saga of official ineptitude, corruption and neglect despite the game being hugely popular with a lot of hidden talent across the country. But Anuj Gupta and Vijay Hakari, the business owners of Sudeva Moonlight FC, a city-based club which plays in the second division I-League, are doing their bit to bring about some much ...

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Amyra takes inspiration from Rooney Mara, Sapna Bhavnani for 'Rajma Chawal'

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Amyra Dastur says she took inspiration from American actress Rooney Mara and celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani for her look and role in the upcoming film Rajma Chawal. It's a major hair transformation, so we flipped through the internet and decided to go with a mix of Rooney Mara and Sapna Bhavnani. And coincidentally I also play a hair stylist in the fi...

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Ravi Kishan signs seven movie deal in Bhojpuri

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Ravi Kishan has signed a seven movie deal in Bhojpuri with network Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) channel Big Ganga. All seven movies that will be produced will offer differentiated content and will be subject based than only being masala entertainers, Ravi said in a statement. The actor says the channel understands the pulse of the au...

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Shashank Khaitan feels happy about 'Dhadak'

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Shashank Khaitan whose much awaited film Dhadak released on Friday, has said that he is feeling happy the way his film turned out to be. Khaitan was interacting with the media at a special screening of Dhadak on Thursday here. There was not a trace of nervousness about Khaitan during the screening of the film. When asked about his feeling. He said...

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Key equity indices open flat; rupee at record low

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a flat note on Friday. Along with global factors, depreciation in the Indian rupee also weighed on the investor sentiments. At 9.32 a.m., the broader Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded at 10,962.75 points -- higher by 5.65 points or 0.05 per cent -- from its previous close of 10,957.10 points. The bar...

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Omung Kumar turns to painting for a cause

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Filmmaker, art director and anchor Omung Kumar has a soft side for dogs, especially strays and abandoned ones. It is because of this that he agreed to design the 2019 calendar for an NGO committed to welfare of animals. Animal Matters To Me (AMTM) works towards the welfare of cats, dogs, birds and more. Omung and his wife Vanita have been supporting the organisatio...

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Optimistic about the prospect of aviation in India: Naresh Goyal

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Despite challenges like high oil prices, airline major Jet Airways' Chairman Naresh Goyal has said that he is optimistic about the prospects of aviation in India. Despite the headwinds posed by the high Brent crude prices, and the longer term challenges of escalating airport levies, surcharges and taxation, I am quite optimistic about the prospect of aviation in In...

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Political uncertainty, global cues weaken rupee to record closing low

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Domestic political uncertainty a day ahead of a no-confidence motion against the central government weakened the Indian rupee to its record low level against the US dollar on Thursday. Accordingly, the Indian rupee weakened by 42 paise against the US dollar to close at 69.05 on Thursday, from its previous close at 68.63 per greenback. Previously, the rupee ...

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Film with Karan Johar didn't work out: Badshah

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar had offered rapper Badshah an acting role in his film, but it didn't work out. He (Karan) did offer me a role in a film, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar. However, it did not work out, Badshah said in a statement to IANS. They have worked together in films like Kapoor & Sons, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Baar Baar Dek...

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Dalljiet Kaur bids adieu to 'Qayamat Ki Raat'

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Dalljiet Kaur, who plays the role of Karuna in Qayamat Ki Raat, will make an exit from the TV show. Her character will be killed by Tantrik Kalasur. My character will be killed in the upcoming episode of 'Qayamat Ki Raat'. Tantrik Kalasur will kill Karuna and her new husband Aman. Bidding adieu to this show will be very difficult for me, but life g...

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ABB India's Q2 net profit up 36%

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Industrial technology major ABB India on Thursday reported an increase of 36 per cent in its net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2018. According to the company, its net profit for Q2 increased to Rs 102 crore from Rs 75 crore reported for the corresponding period of 2017. The company disclosed that it had received orders worth Rs 2,474 crore during th...

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Audio of abused Kerala nun, cardinal reveals latter aware of issue, Church denies

Kochi, July 19 (IANS) An audio clip, broadcast by a Malayalam television channel on Thursday, purpotedly revealed that the head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church had lied about not knowing that a nun had been sexually abused by a bishop, but the Church argued that the conversation had been wrongly interpreted. The clip, aired by Mathrubhumi TV channel, pertains to a talk between Cardin...

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Actress Hina Khan accused of fraud; she denies

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Hina Khan has been accused by a jewellery company of cheating it by not returning ornaments worth over Rs 11 lakh. She has denied receiving a legal notice and pointed at haters for the tactic. The legal notice was sent by lawyer Rakesh K. Singh, founder, RKS Associates, on behalf of the jewellery brand which has not been named. They have accused Hina of sou...

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Here's what connects Ekta's show with YRF, KJo films

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Fashion designer Anuradha Khurana says that the brief given to her for producer Ekta Kapoor's show Dil Hi Toh Hai was to make it look like a Yash Raj or a Karan Johar film. Khurana, who is the stylist for the show, has been associated with Balaji Telefilms for a while now. A grand engagement between Setu (actress Asmita Sood) and Rohit (actor Krishna Shetty...

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Weak rupee, global cues depress equity indices; rupee ends below 69 per dollar

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Depreciation in the Indian rupee and domestic political uncertainty subdued the key Indian equity indices on Thursday. In a major development, the rupee breached the 69 per dollar mark during the day, eroding investor sentiments in the equity market. According to market analysts, decline in the major global markets also weighed on the Indian indices.

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